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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 6, 2012 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is your 'definitive' Scarlet/Fire ... (a FURTHER inguiry)

2/5/78 to me is the first great S>F and the only one from the seventies that has ever got my attention. It's tremendous. (Jerry's soloing on the tune in general doesn't seem to me to come into it's own till the eighties- and what is better than a sreamin' Jerry solo during Scarlet?)
I have a huge bias where these things are concerned and that is I can't stand Fire on the Mountain. So what I listen for is the Jerry solo during Scarlet and the transition jam. I have found a high positive correlation between these two. If one is fantastic the other tends to be -to my ears- as well.

That said, I always weigh in on these things with my two longstanding favorites (which never seem to get mentioned or appear on any list), 4/13/83 (the 'more cowbell' version), and 6/16/85. But I'm gonna pass on linking to them as I usually do because I recently discovered a new favorite that I'm very excited about. A Charlie Miller AUD appeared on the TJI list recently and I gave it a spin and om my world! Fantastic solo and transition, which sent me immediately to the sounboard- and I like this new AUD better! Which is a new discovery in and of itself for me (tend to be a soundboard snob).
I love this place- unearthing new discoveries like this is really fun. I'd like to search old S>F threads to see if this ever gets mentioned (I suspect not) but I'm not sure how to do that.
Check this sucker out. Jerry doesn't sound particularly amped until right before the solo starts and then geez he lets it rip. And the transition jam is sublime: